man hides slr camera in his shoe…..!

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yes, its absolutely true!

the camera we’re going to talk about today was indeed actually smuggled in to a venue where cameras were banned, by a journalist, wearing cowboy boots, at least, thats how the story goes….!

the camera im talking about was the one that turned the SLR manufacturers green with envy…it is of course, the pentax 110 auto slr.

it was, and still is, an absolute miracle as to how the pentax engineers managed to squeeze in ALL the attributes of a normal sized slr camera, into such a miniscule camera! i mean, you cant even call it a pocket camera really, can you, for its even smaller than that….to many people, it looks like a toy rather than a fully fledged slr camera!

ok, pentax didnt have it all their way…there were other 110 cameras, such as the one by minolta, but they paled in comparison to the pentax, both in size, looks and specs…the pentax had centre-weighted ttl metering, bayonet lenses, electronically controlled leaf shutter situated behind the lens, and magically, an instant-return mirror inside, too!

for the pentax is the only slr system with which you can hold the camera with its 50mm lens, a couple of additional lenses and a film winder, all in the palm of one hand!!

i know what youre saying…how can you expect pin-sharp performance from a negative thats so small? well, lets not kid anyone here, the negative is just 13mm x 17mm small, but i beg to differ here, as ive enlarged the negatives to 5×7 and even 6″x9″, with very good results!

how is this possible? well, because the negative is so small, depth of field and focus is very deep, which compensates for the small size of negative.

and how about film? well, it is still available and in fact, because the film used nowadays is so much more advanced than that used when the camera system first came out, you get even better results. film can also be loaded yourself using 16mm easily available film.

i have 2 of these fantastic little wonders myself…of course, im keeping 1 of them, but the 2nd one is being offered for sale here, so dont lose your chance to get your hands on one!

its fully tested of course, and comes to you with its standard 50mm lens, as well as a 24mm and an 18mm lens, a rare electronic film power winder, flash unit and pigskin effect carry case. a roll of 110 film is also supplied, so you can start shooting straight away!

what about the camera hidden in the shoe? well, the guy apparently hid his penatx 110 in the top part of his cowboy boot

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ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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